Welcome to The Assets Moment Live Blog, the official home for updates about the 2010 Assets Learning Conference. This journal will refresh automatically with updates during and after this Plenary Session. If you have questions, contact Sean Luechtefeld at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850.559.4055. If you want to join the conversation, simply use the comments section below to respond to any of the posts during the session.
Posted by sluechtefeld on 09/24/2010 @ 09:58 AM
How do we look across sectors? Bring together policymakers, researchers, practitioners? It seems like this is another theme or trend from this morning’s plenary session. Creating synergies will help us maximize our ROI. Example: leveraging grants from community foundations to help fund research that can improve the ability of those on the ground to connect their clients with the services they need. THAT is scale. How do we achieve it?
Posted by sluechtefeld on 09/24/2010 @ 09:47 AM
Hansell: It’s all about partnership. This reminds me of a quote that my colleague, Genevieve Melford (Senior Program Manager for Applied Research @ CFED), shared with me from Innovator-in-Residence Mindy Hernandez. She says that partnership is an advanced technical skill. I think Mindy is absolutely right – we often don’t think of it that way, but there is a real need to develop the skill and optimize our opportunities for working together through strong partnerships.
Posted by sluechtefeld on 09/24/2010 @ 09:42 AM
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Posted by sluechtefeld on 09/24/2010 @ 09:37 AM
Listening to these speakers, I often wonder how long it takes for them to become so knowledgeable about these issues and how they’re able to speak so fluently. Even as someone who spends a great deal of time wordsmithing, these folks give great off-the-cuff remarks and have so much insight to share. We’re lucky to get to hear from them this morning and all week!
Posted by sluechtefeld on 09/24/2010 @ 09:27 AM
Desert Dessert: You know it’s too early in the AM when I start questioning whether I spelled ‘desert’ correctly. Was my last post about arid areas that lack food, or was it about ice cream sundaes for low-income Americans. Luckily Google tells me I got it right the first time!
Posted by sluechtefeld on 09/24/2010 @ 09:25 AM
M. Coven: Food desert initiatives in NY, NJ, PA and CA - these came from program innovations and really grew out of concerns over obesity and health care, as well as concerns for low- and moderate-income Americans. Once these programs got off the ground, the key was asking for help. The lesson: ask and you shall receive.